Since the eruption of the Syrian crisis, The UAE has been playing an active role in supporting the process to reach a peaceful resolution to end the ongoing Syrian conflict out of the UAE's faith that reaching a political solution is the assurance to save lives, properties and avoid sliding into a chaos that leads to drastic consequences a result of the intensified internal conflicts, introduction of various terrorism tides and groups to the conflict, not to mention the external interventions that fuels the conflict and destroy any glimmer of hope to find a political solution to end the bloodshed. Therefore, the UAE was one of the leading supporting countries of the international efforts aiming to maintain the Syrian Republic, both concerning the state's institutions or supporting the population and their demographic distribution. In addition, the UAE supports the international organizations' efforts to alleviate the humanitarian situation of the Syrian displaced and refugee population.
The UAE is one of the top humanitarian aid donors to the Syrian people and regional countries affected by the conflict. From 2012 to June 2019, the UAE has provided more than USD 1.01 billion. Moreover, since March 2011, the UAE has hosted over 130,000 Syrian people inside the UAE. In addition, the UAE has contributed to supporting the Syrian refugees in the hosting countries, including:
• The Emirati-Jordanian refugee camp (Mrajeep Al Fhood) in Jordan hosts more than 6,000 Syrian refugees. Building a medical centre in Mrajeep Al Fhood camp, a field hospital in Al Mafreq, in Jordan, and a hospital in Al Zaatari camp.
• The UAE has supported implementing a wastewater management program in collaboration with the UNHCR and assisted 15,000 refugees (3000 families) in the Al Zaatari camp in Jordan.
• The UAE has established a camp hosting 2,600 Syrian refugees in Northern Iraq And 2 camps in Greece, hosting nearly 2,000 Syrian refugees.
• Implementing stabilization programs in Al Raqqa governorate, cooperating with international partners, and providing support through the Syrian Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF).